RALEIGH, N.C. – In nearly party-line votes, the N.C. Senate approved SB 101 and the N.C. House approved HB 62, both proposals target our state’s immigrant communities. In the past three days, both bills were rushed through multiple committees and considered on the floors in their respective chambers.
RALEIGH, N.C. – Earlier today, the Senate Committee on Judiciary at the N.C. General Assembly gave approval to Senate Bill 101 (SB 101), an anti-immigrant “show me your papers” bill that circumvents the local authority of sheriffs by requiring them to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and assist in the federal government’s deportation pipeline or face criminal charges. SB 101 is similar to HB 370, which was vetoed by Gov. Cooper in 2019 and failed to become law.
In December, we announced the departure of our dear Angeline Echeverria as our Executive Director. Angeline will be missed greatly at El Pueblo. Over the years she has brought stability and forged strong roots at the organization through her compassionate and insightful leadership. As sad as we are to see her go, we are excited to be welcoming our new Executive Director, Iliana Santillan!
RALEIGH, N.C. – A broad coalition of immigrants’ rights organizations condemns yesterday’s introduction of Senate Bill 101 (SB 101) at the North Carolina General Assembly. The proposed legislation appears to be a copycat of HB 370, a failed 2019 bill that would have required local sheriff officers to interrogate individuals about their immigration status and assist federal agents in detentions and deportations. Gov. Cooper vetoed HB 370 in August 2019, and it did not become law. Advocates call on legislators to advance inclusive policies that keep our communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, not harmful anti-immigrant proposals that create fear.